Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation was active between 1939 and 1946. It produced numerous ships during World War II, from escort carriers and destroyers to merchant vessels. One of the most notable ships built by the shipyard was USS Johnston (DD-557), which is famous for charging the Japanese navy center force at the Battle of Samar during the larger Battle of Leyte Gulf. In 1942, Todd Dry Dock & Construction Company bought out the shipyard, which was subsequently reabsorbed into the company. It is paramount to mention that every worker whose job was at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation has a high risk of developing a disease related to asbestos exposure now, as the mineral would be used by all shipyards during the last century.